Applying as a non-degree-seeking student

Whether you’re here for personal enrichment, to develop your career, or as part of an employer-sponsored cohort, we welcome you to the classes, culture, and campus of Fort Lewis College. Even though you aren’t enrolling with the immediate intention of earning a degree or certificate, you are considered to be officially enrolled, so your coursework will still be graded and posted to a transcript. Please note, federal financial aid is not an option as a non-degree-seeking student; however, you may be eligible for the Native American Tuition Waiver or other outside aid.  

To apply

The Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 Application for Admission is now available! 

A complete Fort Lewis College application includes:

Our online application for admission should take about 15-20 minutes to complete, or you may choose to submit a paper application by mail.

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After you are admitted

After you have applied for admission, and then received notification of admission as a non-degree student, you have a few important steps to take.

Confirmation email

Once you have been notified of admission, please accept our offer of admission by emailing the Admission Office a written statement of intent. It should include your name, date of birth, and confirmation that you plan to attend FLC for the term applied.

Activate your FLC account

You need to set up your FLC account before you will be able to register for classes. You'll use your new student account log-in credentials to access WebOPUS, theFort, and your FLC email (webmail) account. To activate your account:

  1. Locate your new student ID number in your admission portal (log in as a returning user).
  2. Activate your account using your student ID number. 

Register for classes 

You may want to browse or search our current list of course offerings before starting the registration process. When you're ready to register, you'll find detailed registration instructions on the Advising & Registration page. 

Please be aware that you will not be able to register for courses that have prerequisites until you demonstrate your eligibility to the instructor, who can then provide you with a registration override. In most cases, you can demonstrate that you have satisfied prerequisites by showing the instructor transcripts that indicate as much, but in some cases, you may be be required to take placement testing. 

If you have any registration questions of issues, please contact the Skyhawk Station by email or by calling 970-247-7301.

Application deadlines

Consideration for Summer 2021

  • Application Deadline: May 6, 2021

Consideration for Fall 2021

  • Application Deadline: August 27, 2021 

Consideration for Spring 2022

  • Application Deadline: The Friday before Spring 2022 classes begin 

Contact information

For questions, or to check on the status of an application, please contact our Admission office.

Admission Office
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Phone: 970-247-7184
Fax: 970-247-7179

Contact your admission counselor directly.